Call to Action on July 17: Send a Letter to the French Embassy

Tariq Ramadan has strongly denied the allegations of rape and sexual assault against him. AP / Michel Spingler

July 17 is an international day of action at French embassies and consulates to denounce professor Tariq Ramadan’s unjust treatment by french authorities.

It will be an opportunity to express outrage at the French government’s handling of Professor Tariq Ramadan’s case.

See all the countries that are involved: https://www.facebook.com/pg/FreeTariqRamadanCampaign/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2138681329493644

To be part of this international day of action, you can drop off the letter below to the embassy or consulate in your city on July 17 or email them as soon as possible.

Here is contact information for all French embassies and consulates around the world: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/en/the-ministry-and-its-network/directory-and-addresses-of-the-ministry-for-europe-and-foreign-affairs/directory-of-embassies-and-consulates/

Please join the international call to action and make your personal contribution!

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LETTER TO EMBASSY:

Dear Ambassador,

On Tuesday July 17, concerned citizens across the world will be protesting at your embassy to express deep concern and outrage for how the French government and legal system is handling Professor Tariq Ramadan’s case.

We are appalled that Professor Ramadan is being denied his basic human rights in a case that has become highly politicized.

On July 17, you will also be presented with the international Free Tariq Ramadan Change.org petition signed by more than one hundred and fifty-three thousand concerned international citizens, along with the worldwide appeal for due process for Tariq Ramadan signed by more than a hundred journalists, politicians, scholars and academics.

We strongly urge you to look this matter immediately and provide assurances that Professor Ramadan be granted bail so he can receive the proper treatment for his health issues and so he can properly prepare for his defense.

If this type of inhumane treatment continues, international citizens like myself are going to lose trust in the French legal system.

It will also confirm the already existing belief that the values of liberté, égalité, fraternité do not apply to Muslims and people of color in France.

Thank you in advance for your time on this important and urgent matter

Sincerely,
Name

Country

( Source: Change.org )

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